How to grow your baby’s confidence for swimming
Getting your baby used to being in the water from a young age is beneficial, here are some tips that may help
Water play offers many rewards for little ones, and their love of water draws them in.
It’s such a simple thing but it offers hours of entertainment to a toddler, whether at a water table in the garden, in a swimming pool, at a splash pad in the park or at the seaside.
Building confidence and understanding
Introducing children to water from an early age will foster understanding and awareness. While it’s fun, it can also be dangerous and teaching your toddler how to be savvy and safe around water is a hugely important skill.
Water play is also another all-important opportunity for cognitive learning, and giving your little one the chance to explore and discover through playing with water adds to their ever-growing bank of knowledge. It teaches them about cause and effect, how things float and sink, and opens them up to new words as you talk to them about water as they happily splash away.
Take advantage of spontaneous water play
Opportunities to play with water occur everyday, whether it’s jumping in a puddle or splashing in the bath. You can also encourage further water play in your back garden, at the pool or with a trip to the beach. Warmer months offer many more water play opportunities, so it’s always good to be prepared. Pack a change of clothes, a swimming nappy and towel in your going out bag and never let your little one miss a moment of water fun.